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Open University BA/BSc (Honours) in Design and Innovation
Open University

BA/BSc (Honours) in Design and Innovation

Online United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 21,816 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This degree develops your creative thinking, problem-solving and design skills. At the same time, you’ll study a complementary subject that suits your needs and interests, equipping you to generate ideas and address problems in various settings. The design modules feature online design studio spaces, social networking, inspiring study materials, and practical components. You’ll follow either the BA or BSc route, depending on your interests and aspirations.

Key features

  • Build a portfolio to demonstrate your ability to engage creatively with design and innovation
  • Develop skills and knowledge in a second subject to complement your design learning
  • Learn about the process and application of design and innovation in diverse real-world contexts
  • BSc recognised by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED)


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our BA/BSc (Honours) Design and Innovation uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study – most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Pre-determined schedules – we’ll help you to develop your time-management skills
  • Assessment in the form of short-answer questions, essays, and examinations
  • Feedback – continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Specialist material, such as works of art and musical manuscripts
  • Specialist software, such as OpenDesignStudio, Computer-aided modelling, CES EduPack database
  • Mathematical and scientific expressions, notations and associated techniques
  • Online tutorials
  • Group-work

How long it takes

  • Part-time study - 6 years
  • Full-time study - 3 years
  • Time limit - 16 years

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